JoAnne Fitzgerald, age 92 of Liberal, Kansas Died, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Liberal, Kansas,
She was born January 24, 1926 to Ernest and Vaughn (Fankhauser) Boles in Liberal, Kansas.
After graduating from Liberal High School, JoAnne married Bill Fitzgerald 1946. Billy first caught JoAnne’s eye in fifth grade. Not knowing how to boil water JoAnne moved to the farm North of Liberal.
She was a person of exceptional energy, in addition to raising eight children; she was a prolific artist. Hobbies included painting, sewing, knitting, bee keeping, raising chickens and birds. She collected Native American artifacts and all manner of dishware. JoAnne was actively involved in Liberty School, 4-H, Five State Fair, PEO and Bridge Club. She was a champion of unique and fun characters such as: Leona Stewart, Dr. Butcher, Burgess Campbell, Mr. Pendergrass and Lorraine Wright.
JoAnne was painting the last week of her life.
JoAnne was preceded in death by her husband Bill Fitzgerald, daughter in law Elaine Fitzgerald and brother Paul Boles.
She is survived by her children, Mike (Annette) Fitzgerald, Tom (Kathy) Fitzgerald, Mark Fitzgerald, All of Liberal Kansas, John Fitzgerald of Rolla, Kansas, Elizabeth (Mike Vincent) Harris of Hays, Kansas, Martha (Wayne Pritchard) Fitzgerald, Marie (Tom) Sciacca, Alice Fitzgerald, all of Trinidad, Colorado
13 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grand Children and Sister in Law Patsy Boles of Liberal, Kansas.
She is preceded in death by her Parents, Husband Bill, Brother Paul Boles and Daughter in Law Elaine Fitzgerald.
A Private Funeral Mass was held April 2nd, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.
Memorial Donations Suggested to Friendship Meals in care of Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd. St. Liberal, KS. 67901.
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